50th anniversary of the first production mid-engined sports car in Germany: In 1969, Volkswagen and Porsche presented a two-seater sports car. The VW-Porsche boasted a mid-engine concept and made use of air-cooled Porsche or Volkswagen motors. It sported Targa-topped, rounded bodywork with a roll bar and was available to buy until 1976. To mark the anniversary, a VW-Porsche 914/4 from 1974 will be appearing at the “Volkswagen Vielfalt” (Volkswagen Variety) special race.
Refreshment in real style: Another classic vehicle will delight visitors to Schloss Dyck: the Volkswagen Classic ice cream van. Delicious ice cream from a lovingly designed ‚Bulli‘ - snacks don't get any sweeter than this.
Classic Days kick-off: The Volkswagen Classic communication activities will be expanded by its own social media channels.
Original parts from Wolfsburg: Volkswagen Classic Parts will be presenting a range of spare parts and the Volkswagen Certificate. This functions as a birth certificate, documenting the original delivered condition of every classic Volkswagen. The datasheet also provides technical information about the car. This service, provided by Volkswagen Classic Parts, replaces the previous offerings from Volkswagen Heritage and the Stiftung AutoMuseum Volkswagen.
1,000-Mile Beetle Among Racing Legends
Taking part in the Mille Miglia is a distinction in itself – and the Ovali Beetle competed for the third time in 2019. The world's most famous road race has been run over 1,000 miles through Italy since 1927. Volkswagen Classic stayed true to the 1956 Ovali Beetle when constructing an exclusive replica of the car to compete in the 2011 and 2012 “Mille” and the rear-mounted Porsche engine provides the full 55 kW (75 PS). The “Mille Miglia” Beetle will lend a historic motorsport feeling to the Racing Legends.
Glimpse of the future with the record-breaker Volkswagen ID.R
Volkswagen has prepared a real highlight: The electric Volkswagen ID.R will be driving at Schloss Dyck for the first time. Using the title “Past | Present | Future”, the Autostadt will be presenting legendary racing cars from the Volkswagen Group. These will include the multiple record-breaking ID.R – which will also be taking part in the show races on the castle circuit.
In 2018, the first electric race car from Volkswagen mastered Pikes Peak (USA) in record time. Experienced driver Romain Dumas (F) was at the wheel of the 500 kW (680 PS) Volkswagen ID.R. Just one year later, he drove the enhanced version of the ID.R to a new track record for electric cars on the legendary Nürburgring Nordschleife. In July 2019, the ID.R. broke Nick Heidfeld's 20-year-old circuit record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed (UK). And the story continues: In September, Dumas will be the driver as the ID.R scales the mystical road to “Heaven's Gate” on Tianmen Mountain (China) for the first time. But before that, the electric racer will display a hunger for records at Schloss Dyck and show how Volkswagen is already redefining the motorsport of the future.